Former India cricketer Rahul Dravid’s son Samit seems to be following his father’s footsteps. Playing in the Karnataka State Cricket Association’s (KSCA) BTR Cup Under-14 tournament, Samit scored a match-winning century for Mallya Aditi International School as they defeated Vivekananda School by a massive margin of 412 runs.
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Samit played a stupendous knock of 150. However, his was not the highest score of the match as that feat went to the son of another former India international cricketer. Aryan Joshi, son of Sunil Joshi, top-scored with 154 and together shepherded the team to a colossal 500/5 in 50 overs. Joshi and Dravid Jr.’s efforts were backed up by their bowlers, who skittled Vivekananda School for a lowly 88.
This isn’t the first time that Samit has hit headlines for his cricket. Samit has been a constant scorer in the Under 14 category and two years back, representing Bangalore United Cricket Club (BUCC), which his father used to serve as a President, Dravid Jr. stroked 125 against Frank Anthony Public School in the Tiger Cup cricket tournament, decorated with 12 boundaries.
Samit was also awarded the ‘Best Batsman’ in a U-12 Gopalan Cricket Challenge in September 2015. Back then, he scored three match-winning half-centuries with scores of 77*, 93, and 77 in the final playing for his school Mallya Aditi.
For years, Dravid and Joshi were the flagbearers of Karnataka cricket and even played together for India. Samit’s knock promises to come as a perfect birthday present for father Rahul – currently coaching the Under 19 team in New Zealand for the World Cup – who turns 44 on Thursday.
Joshi is currently in Bangladesh as their spin consultant. Bangladesh will host a tri-series ODI tournament from January 15 featuring Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Source : timesofindia